Harry Styles’ Los Angeles tattooist Freddy Negrete told Daily Star: ‘Harry and Taylor didn’t seem in love at all. There wasn’t a sparkle in Harry’s eye. They were kind and respectful to each other but didn’t have stars in their eyes.
They seemed more like friends. Harry wasn’t in love and it wasn’t serious for him. They weren’t romantic at all. He was just casual, they weren’t staring into each other’s eyes. Taylor came towards the end of his ship tattoo and sat with him but there was nothing magical going on.’
Taylor has no influence on the design of Harry’s tattoo: ‘Harry’s ship had nothing to do with the guy in Taylor’s music video, he didn’t even know about that. He only chose it after he arrived. We showed him a book of paintings of English ships, done by a famous painter.
He wanted a realistic looking English ship, because he misses home and needs to remind himself that he’s homeward bound. What he said was: ‘We’re always on the road but my heart is at home and I want a ship.’
Harry’s got tattoo fever now. If you get a tattoo and you like it you want more ,it happens to a lot of people. He wanted Hebrew lettering and came in with his sister’s name written out. When I told him I was Jewish he was thrilled and said it was very fitting and the right guy was doing it.
Usually whatever he says, its something funny. He sits really well through the tattoos. The pain doesn’t bother him. He gets tattoos in the most painful spots. He’s got a lot on the inside of his arm, while the ribs are really painful and he’s got a lot there.